A bodybuilder has penned an open letter to the butt dimple she says had a “hugely negative” impact on her life.
Addressing her butt dimple, she says it appeared when she was 15 years old and made her “feel fat, but also unworthy”.
“You have always had an impact on what I chose to wear. I would avoid certain bikinis, and even some of my favorite leggings. I would never feel confident in a bikini because I thought everyone was staring at you.
“I would never wear my favorite leggings because again I always thought people were starting at you. Long shirts were my go-to as it was a way I could cover you up and have a moment of peace within my mind as no one would be judging you.”
D’Ariano said she spent “endless hours” looking at her butt dimple in the mirror and would cry in embarrassment because her friends didn’t have one.
“I would exercise extra hard in hopes you would go away. I would eat better also in hopes you would go away. I even considered cellulite treatments so you would finally just go away. You never did, you still haven’t,” she wrote.
“You took a lot of joy away from me, you caused a lot of stress for me, you made me insecure and took away my confidence. I could never feel in shape as you were always there.”
However, D’Ariano has finally stopped letting her butt dimple win.